Escalas Fronterizas: Border Sites + Sights + Cites
Escalas Fronterizas [Border Scales] invited vendors and the thousand waiting to cross to reflect on the meaning, function and evolution of borders like the one that divide cities such as Tijuana / San Diego and the USA / Mexico nations through cinematic representations in visual arts and in pop culture.
The series of projections that will take place at the border represent diverse perspectives con- templating the border as a site (Border Sites), as a visual environment (Border Sight), and as a series of historical citations (memories + anecdotes) (Border Cites).
The intervention explored these themes by moving from a macro to a micro scale, beginning with (inter)national perspectives of border (Weekend #1), then moving to perspectives of the border from the scale of the city (Weekend #2), and finally ending with perspectives of the border that hone in on the border line and the crossing itself (Weekend #3).
The series was a part of the public art initiative AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides), and was curated in collaboration with POLEN Audiovisual, Pablo Martinez Zarate, Isabel Gil Gomez and Juan Apodaca.